MONDAY: Suicide and Mental Health (Rebroadcast)
Suicide rates have risen dramatically for middle-aged Americans in the last 10 years – the highest jump is for men aged 50-54. In a report released last month, the CDC says that more people aged 35-64 die from suicide than from car accidents, and they have been since 2009. Today, we’ll look at what might be behind this trend – and what resources are available for Connecticut residents struggling with Mental Health issues. And a new report by the Connecticut Health Investigative Team says that our state lags in mental health screenings for children — these gaps in treatment have been a focus for lawmakers after the tragic events in Newtown.
TUESDAY: Monthly Malloy
Governor Dannel Malloy joins us in-studio for our monthly check-in. Now that his second budget is passed and signed, the governor is gearing up for what is expected to be a tight re-election campaign. We’ll talk with Gov. Malloy about the session…what got done and what didn’t. You can join the conversation with questions for the governor, email email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY: The Supreme Wheelhouse
It’s expected to be a big week for Supreme Court watchers. The justices are expected to announce their opinions on same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act. We’ll be joined by local Court-watcher and politics professor Renny Fulco to discuss the Court’s decisions and what it means for you. And our neighbors to the north will elect a new senator to replace Secretary of State John Kerry. We’ll have reaction to the election and the other big stories of the week on our news roundtable, The Wheelhouse.
THURSDAY: Social Enterprise
Today we’ll talk about a new Hartford business incubator that’s looking support the growth of social enterprise in the region. We’ll look at successful social enterprise initiatives and how they are doing things differently than the not-for-profit model.
FRIDAY: A Look Back at 1996 – the 17 Year Cicada Cycle
There’s been lots of buzz around the emergence of the periodic cicadas, a locust-type insect that emerges every 17 years to simply mate, reproduce, and die over a few short weeks. What were you doing the last time the sex-starved cicadas came to town? We’ll dish about the politics, sports, and culture of 1996 when the minimum wage was $5.15 an hour, gas cost $1.21 a gallon, and you were probably listening to Alanis Morrisette on the radio instead of your ipod.